[IC] KAM Wraith


#1

Wraith Keyset

Hi Keebtalk users :slight_smile:

Heavily inspired (and assumed) by the Sinclair ZX Spectrum from 1982, this set aims to have an 80s aesthetic with double colored legends, which is kinda unique and innovative IMO.
This is possible using the all-over dye-sub technique. The manufacturer from the KAT profile (Keyreative) told me they are able to do that, and since I wanted to keep a uniform profile to fit the look of vintage Sinclair keyboards, I thought it would be nice to use KAM profile (I also thought about XDA, but I need to ask the manu’). Also, KAM keycaps looks smooth/glossy which I think looks better than the grainy surface of XDA.

Thanks in advance for your feedback :slight_smile:

renders by the amazing @Oblotzky

Kits

Updates

  • 08.30: Initial post
  • 08.31: Reddit thread + Google poll
  • 09.06: Updates on many kits
  • 09.06: Spacebars kit, Extension kit and Alphas Mono kit added
  • 09.10: 2.5u blank convex added in Spacebars kit
  • 09.11: Results of the poll
  • 09.12: VIM, WASD & HKKB added to Arrows kit
  • 09.13: NorDeUk kit added

Todo list

  • Adding font & colors info in the thread
  • Blanks kit

#2

I absolutely love this. I hope you end up going with KAM instead of XDA :slight_smile:


#3

Throw in a Norde kit and I am in.


#4

NorDe and KAM is nicee


#5

+1 for KAM


#6

NorDeUk kit is planned. Maybe even more compatibility… :wink:


#7

This looks amazing! I agree KAM + Smooth and Glossy is my preference.

I would buy this irregardless but do you think you can add an Assembly kit (ala Oblivion?)

This would have Z80 CPU opcodes/instructions.

Here is one source of these: https://www.worldofspectrum.org/faq/reference/z80reference.htm


#8

Well I built the ortho kit in that way tbh, but yeah maybe should I dissociate them.
Thanks for your suggestion


#9

100% in for this. I think this will be for my Grid 600/Ergo60 build.


#10

After giving it some thought I think the kits are fine as is. If using Assembly mnemonics it would be less text and that’s the whole point of this to begin with. It’s going to take a 122 key behemoth to enjoy everything this has to offer. :sweat_smile:


#11

Will there be a 2.75 u space bar ?


#12

I’ll add a spacebars kits, so yea


#13

love the profile and colors of this set.


#14

Looks perfect! Also, +1 for KAM!


#15

Consider adding a 6u Spacebar (off-center stem) to the Specialties kit, or moving it there from the Spacebars kit.

Speaking of the Spacebars kit, it’s MIA :slight_smile:


#16

KAM! I am in. This is the first set I’ve seen where I thought “instabuy” my friend.


#17

Would you consider adding a 1.5u ESC to the specialties kit? There already is a delete, so it would be perfect for covering the Vortex RACE3.


#18

Consider adding a 6u Spacebar (off-center stem) to the Specialties kit, or moving it there from the Spacebars kit.

Will do!

Would you consider adding a 1.5u ESC to the specialties kit? There already is a delete, so it would be perfect for covering the Vortex RACE3.

I think I’ll add it yea, I’m also a Race 3 user :slight_smile:


#19

What’s the timeframe on this stellar set?


#20

I logged in tonight just to bump this thread.

I need this set.